Queen Elizabeth has died “peacefully” at Balmoral Castle in Scotland after Buckingham Palace revealed she was under medical supervision amid escalating concerns for her health.
The Royal Family confirmed her death around 8.30pm local time (3.30am AET). She was 96-years-old.
King Charles – who immediately ascended the throne following his mother’s death – issued a statement about the royal family’s devastating loss.
“The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family,” His Majesty said.
“We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.
“During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by…